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Jenna-Lee Hyde recieved the Saskatoon and Area Theatre Award for Outstanding Female Performance for her portrayal of Callie in this production.
March 27-30 & April 3-6, 2014 Embrace Theatre presented Stop Kiss by Diana Son as part of Live Five‘s 10th Season of independent theatre in Saskatoon. Originally staged as part of the New York Shakespeare Festival in 1998 with a cast that included Sandra Oh, the play remains poignant and moving today. It was a sell-out run, featuring many nights where people had to be turned away at the door. Each performance was followed by Afterplay, a discussion lead by Embrace Theatre’s community partners which offered audiences a chance to explore the play in an inviting atmosphere.
“irresistibly exciting… a sweet, sad, and enchantingly sincere play.” The New York Times
Through scenes alternating between present and past, Callie and Sara’s story unfolds: the two young women meet in lonely New York City; a friendship develops which blossoms into more; they finally kiss. This unleashes a violent reaction that threatens everything. A moving, funny, inspiring play.
Our Community Partners
Embrace Theatre is pleased to have worked with The Avenue Community Centre for Gender and Sexual Diversity, the YWCA Crisis Shelter and Residence, and The USSU Pride Centre on this production.
Produced with the support from
This is a Canadian Actors’ Equity Association production under the Artists’ Collective Policy.